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The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation and Johns Hopkins Medicine Legal Department

Mission Statement

The mission and purpose of The Johns Hopkins Health System Legal Department are to ensure that the Health System operates in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and to support the mission, vision and values of the Health System.  The Legal Department provides high quality legal and strategic advice in support of our clients’ goals and strategic priorities.  We serve our clients with an uncompromising commitment to service excellence and responsiveness.  

Contact Information

General Counsel, JHHS
G. Daniel Shealer Jr., Esquire: 410-955-6099

Attorney on Call
410-955-6070 - paging operator


Services Provided

Business Attorneys

Responsible for negotiation of business transactions and preparation of documents and agreements related to business, corporate, and real estate matters, including international transactions.

  • Samuel H. Clark Jr., Esquire: 410-614-1787
  • Kevin Crews, Esquire: 727-767-3909
  • Peter Mancino, Esquire: 410-502-3360
  • Ryan Mannion, Esquire: 410-955-5663
  • Vadim Schick, Esquire: 410-614-7015
  • Susan Tuite, Esquire: 727-767-3748

Labor and Employment Attorneys

Responsible for interpretation of and compliance with various employment laws and regulations and collective bargaining agreements and advice on design and content of employment related agreements and policies.

  • Sarah Anderson, Esquire: 410-614-2082
  • Barnett Brooks, Esquire: 410-502-0770
  • Nakita Green, Esquire: 410-614-1499
  • Laurice D. Royal, Esquire: 410-614-2228

Information Technology and Commercial Transactions Attorneys

Responsible for providing strategic advice and counsel on a range of issues related to the acquisition, licensing and implementation of technology at Johns Hopkins and the commercialization of technology developed at Johns Hopkins. Our work also includes drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial transactions.

  • Daryl Sue Caplan, Esquire: 410-614-1511
  • Annette R. Fries, Esquire: 410-614-0756
  • Rachel Wilson, Esquire: 410-614-5499

Risk Management, Patient Care and Medical Staff Attorneys

Responsible for legal advice regarding patient care, medical staff, and ethics issues.

Adrienne Dixon, Esquire
Risk Management/Patient Care
410-955-7949

Barbara Hirsch, Esquire
Risk Management/Patient Care
410-955-7949

Susan Longley, Esquire
Risk Management/Patient Care
410-955-7949

Karey McDonough, Esquire
Patient Care and Medical Staff
410-955-7949

Jeffrey Natterman, Esquire
Risk Management/Patient Care
410-955-7949

Meghan Stepanek, Esquire
Risk Management/Patient Care
410-955-7949

Erin Thompson, Esquire
Patient Care/Medical Staff
410-955-7949


Claims and Litigation Attorneys

Responsible for advice on matters related to Johns Hopkins Medicine professional liability and general liability claims and risk management issues.

  • Serra Aygun, Esquire: 443-287-4028
  • Stephanie Mackowiak, Esquire (Reimbursement matters): 410-955-8577
  • Deborah Parraz, Esquire: 410-614-7301

HIPAA Attorneys

Responsible for advice on all aspects of regulations adopted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, including privacy, security, and electronic transactions.

  • Jessica Kosteva, Esquire: 443-287-6136
  • Pamela Rayne, Esquire: 410-614-0727

Managed Care and Population Health Attorneys

Responsible for legal advice and guidance in connection with Johns Hopkins Medicine's managed care, health plan, and population health activities.

  • Paul Gillan, Esquire: 410-424-4955

Research and Graduate Medical Education Compliance

In cooperation with The Johns Hopkins University General Counsel’s Office, several attorneys within the office provide advice with respect to research and graduate medical education compliance, including IRB matters and graduate medical education procedures.